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Yakuza PS2 review
on 7 September 2009
As it doesn't seem sega are going to continue the great Shenmue "Series" they started on the Dreamcast, I was interested to see this game using a similar engine to the former.
Although now used to the stunning HD graphics we have with PS3 and xbox, does it seem fair to be writing a review for such a now-old game on an old system?
True, this game has had two sequels, so they must be doing something right!
The graphics are pretty good, nice and colourful for ps2 standard, my main criticism of presentation, is some (not all) of the quality of voice acting, with talent like Michael Madsen providing the voice of shimano, it's a shame that it is coupled with the cheesey american over-acting synonymous with Disney films, and movie dubs. I would have much preferred Japanese voice with subtitle.
That is a minor niggle, main gripe is camera angle swings a bit too suddenly for my liking, you can be running away from an enemy, when the screen flips, and you find yourself suddenly running right into them!
Good atmosphere, and the fact you can pick it up so cheaply now, it will provide you with quite some enjoyment, and you will certainly get your money's worth!